ACT will be $40 million better off over 20 years thanks to container deposit scheme: analysis

Jasper Lindell
Updated January 3 2021 - 6:56am, first published 6:00am
An ACT container deposit scheme kiosk, pictured in April 2018. The scheme will leave the territory $40 million better off over 20 years. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong
An ACT container deposit scheme kiosk, pictured in April 2018. The scheme will leave the territory $40 million better off over 20 years. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

The ACT's container deposit scheme, which offers a 10 cent refund on returned bottles and cans, will leave the territory $40 million better off over the next two decades despite lower than forecast levels of use, an independent analysis has found.

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Jasper Lindell

Jasper Lindell

Assembly Reporter

Jasper Lindell joined The Canberra Times in 2018. He is a Legislative Assembly reporter, covering ACT politics and government. He also writes about development, transport, heritage, local history, literature and the arts, as well as contributing to the Times' Panorama magazine. He was previously a Sunday Canberra Times reporter.

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